Yes, that’s how they are named. Frank Costa, Ray Steeves & Jeff Car are 3 Dudes! These 3 men have a great story of how they just took up quilting and decided to open a store!
Jeff and Frank took basic quilting classes from Margaret Baker at the Quilter’s Bee and got hooked on quilting. From the first class there was talk of opening a Quilt Shop. Jeff and Frank taught the third dude, Ray how to quilt and the three were on the way be becoming serious, dedicated quilters, and the proud owners of 3 Dudes Quilting.
Imagine a 400 square foot sewing room with 3 machines, custom ironing board, cutting table, design wall, all the storage you could want, and a twelve foot short arm quilting frame and 2 of your best friends. Well, that’s what these three are privileged to have! With quilting experience ranging from intermediate to prize winning the three have made about 20 bed quilts and over 30 quilt tops! Jeff is the award winning quilter who won at last year’s quilting show in Phoenix. Ray is a full time nurse who considers himself an intermediate quilter who currently has one of his quilts displayed at the local hospital he works at. Frank is a retired chef who also, considers himself an intermediate quilter who tends to like the classic traditional quilts and when visiting their shop you can enjoy cookies and muffins especially for you by Frank! The purpose of these three wonderful men opening shop in Arizona is not only to do what they enjoy & share with others who share the same passion, but to create a retreat where customers want to wake up and go straight to 3 Dudes Quilting shop where they hope you’ll stay awhile, enjoy each other’s company and talk about this common interest.
3 Dudes, aside from running the shop and quilting, also breed and show miniature poodles!
You can visit these inspiring men at their website or next time you’re in the Phoenix area, make sure you stop by and tell them we sent you!
Thanks, guys….errr…dudes for letting us into your lives!